Sweden based Ilir Latifi is the only Nordic fighter at Boston’s TD Garden Arena card tonight. The Sledgehammer faced American Sean O’Connell (17-6) at Fight Night Boston, and it only lasted 30 seconds. Check out the live play-by-play and video of the finish below.

Live Results

Latifi is announced second, and looks to be in tremendous shape for this bout as he prepares for battle. With a mix of American Top Team (Conan Silveira), brother Arben Latifi, and long-time coach Selman Berisha, the Sledgehammer looks ready.

Round 1

No punches yet, but now Latifi throws a HUGE right hand….. O’Connell is wobbled and Latifi tags him one more time as he falls to his face. O’connell flops to his back, but that is it!!! The ref steps in. It is all over. Knock out for Latifi in 30 seconds of first round.

Watch Finish

“What can I say? I always go for the finish. I now have three knockouts in the first round – in the first two minutes of the first round. I’m always going for the bonus, Dana, I want that $50,000! I didn’t underestimate Sean O’Connell, he’s a tough fighter, but I know my game and training at All-Stars in Sweden and American Top Team in Florida, I’m training with the best every day. I want a top-10 opponent next in my hometown in Sweden. I want to be the main event and I guarantee we sell it out in less than a day.” -Ilir Latifi